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Bleeding after a tooth extraction

Ok, I just a back, lower Wisdom tooth pulled on Wednesday, i had gauze on it pretty much the whole day following the procedure, but it still bled a little bit.    Two days later, its still bleeding a little, i looked in my mouth, the site of the extraction is dark red so i assume there is a blood clot there, so why is it still bleeding a little?  The dentist said a little bleeding and oozing is normal for up to 24 hours, but then to call if it's bright red and profuse, but its not profuse, so i dont know what to do.  Another site I just saw said it is normal for a little bleeding for a FEW DAYS after an extraction, I can't afford to keep going back to the dentist, it's so expensive.  can anyone help me?
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I don't see any reason why it should be bleeding this many days post op.If it is still bleeding I would have the dentist look at it and I don't see why there would be a fee for the post op observation.
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id assume the dentist wouldnt charge you to have him look at the extraction site.  you may bump the area while eating or brushing your teeth.
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thanks for the replies, i'll see if he's in the office on weekends.  It's not like rushing blood or anything, i guess it's just oozing a little.  im a bit of a hypochondriac and i worry about everything.  I still havent been able to eat solid food, 3 days after the extraction, it just feels very uncomforatable if i try to chew, so i've been living on yogurt(I WANT CHINESE FOOD!!! lol)
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